Company Books and Records

Companies House requires you to keep what are termed the statutory books of your company at either its registered office or another place where they can be inspected. With electronic filing and cloud services, all of this activity can now be dematerialised and automated. There is lots of help available. So let Rocket Lawyer introduce you to your key obligations.

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Maintenance of company books and records

The statutory books of the company must be maintained and kept at the company’s registered office (or an alternative location notified to Companies House) where they can be inspected. The statutory books include:

  • the register of the company’s members
  • the register of directors
  • the register of directors’ residential addresses
  • the register of secretaries (if applicable)
  • the register of charges registered against the company
  • minute books including copies of shareholder resolutions passed.   

You must maintain accurate accounting records and keep them for three years from the date they were made. They should contain details of payments made and received as well as the assets and liabilities of the company.

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